Grissom Air Reserve Base claims

Initially known as Bunker Hill Naval Air Station, this base opened in 1942 in Indiana as a Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard training site. It got its current name in 1968 in memory of local astronaut and Lieutenant Colonel Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom. The facility was originally a war bomber training site and became an Air Force Reserve location in 1994, functioning as a joint-use civil airport/military and refueling base since. During its active duty, Grissom Air Reserve Base trained firefighters to extinguish aircraft fires by using AFFF. This toxic fire-extinguishing foam exposes people to extremely harmful chemicals linked to deadly health conditions. A consequence of this type of substance is that it can also easily contaminate drinking water with PFOS and PFOAs, which also affect those living near military facilities through their dangerous and persistent nature.

Claim Application

Grissom Air Reserve Base used aqueous fire fighting foam for extinguishing petroleum and jet fuel fires due to their rapid effects and burn-back resistance. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is acutely concerned with their extended use in existing or imported products, especially since exposure to perfluorinated chemicals can lead to severe health outcomes.

What are the toxic agents present on Grissom Air Reserve Base?

The presence of PFAS on Grissom Air Reserve Base has been documented, along with the potential exposure effects, like several types of cancer, immune system conditions, tissue damage, or infant disorders.

These chemicals produced in the 1960s have been a part of many materials, from firefighting foams to carpets and even wrappers. The EPA issued lifetime water health warnings for PFAS in 2016, indicating that extended exposure could generate damaging health ramifications.

Veterans and family members stationed or living close to Grissom Air Reserve Base are at risk of developing medical complications associated with PFOS and PFOA exposure.

What are the diseases that PFAS exposure at Grissom Air Reserve Base can result in?

Exposure to the hazardous chemical at Grissom Air Reserve Base is associated with many dreadful illnesses. The correlation between PFAS and health deterioration has been proven, and the diagnoses that qualify for compensation are:

If you served at Grissom Air Reserve Base and suffer from any of the abovementioned conditions, we strongly advise you to contact our firm and benefit from adequate compensation for your suffering.

Pregnant women whose fetuses experienced developmental troubles or whose infants had birth or subsequent difficulties may also be eligible for reparations.

Our experienced legal team can help you file toxic exposure claims

You might be eligible for compensation for illnesses connected to toxic exposure if you were stationed at Grissom Air Reserve Base. You should contact us immediately after being medically evaluated, as the legal process is quite complex and lengthy, so if you postpone taking action, you might lose your right to compensation. Our highly experienced legal team is fully committed to helping people who have suffered toxic exposure get the financial compensation they deserve. To file a claim, you will have to retrieve your military records and your medical records and send these documents to our legal team.